Last updated June 2008
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Anne Laking has been an executive producer for BBC London Factual since 2003.
She has produced television programmes both at the BBC and in the independent sector and has won two RTS awards and a BAFTA.
Anne began her career as a researcher at the BBC before moving into science television production. She became a series producer in 1991 and her shows included Trouble At The Top, Adventurers, Tomorrow's World, Minders (which won the Mental Health in the Media Award) and Troubleshooter.
It was during this time that she originated the idea for Megalab '94 – a project which continued for several years.
She left the BBC for the independent sector in 1996 to take the combined roles of Partner, Head of Development and Executive Producer for TV6 Ltd. Here she received commissions from BBC and Channel 4 which included Horizon, Designs On Your…, Brand New Bra and The Ghost Of Piper Alpha.
In 2002 she executive produced largely for the BBC and shows included the landmark BBC One series Wild Weather: Cold, and the documentary Five Miles High, which attracted BBC Four's largest factual audience at the time.
Subsequently, Anne was responsible for Bodysnatchers; three episodes of Human Limits; Voyages Of Discovery; Take One Museum; Alternative Medicine; Medical Mavericks; and Visions with Michio Kaku.
In addition to the RTS and BAFTA awards, Anne has five additional awards or nominations and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.